Post # 1
Hi, Bees. I am interested on a dress from a vendor on Tradesy, but I have never purchased through them and was wondering if any of you have any pointers for me. I communicated with the vendor and they were promt and professional with their replies. It’s a bridal shop and they indicated that the dress is brand new and has never been tried on. I coudln’t find a vendor review system on Tradesy. I have searched for the bridal shop on the Knott and Yelp and their reviews are great but few. I understand Tradesy accepts returns for store credit but that doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. I am going to need my funds to order my gown, if this deal goes bad. Am I understanding it correctly? Any thing else I can do as part of my due diligence?
Thanks in advance. 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve bought things through Tradesy, but have never had to make a return. Most brides who buy used dresses either eat the cost or try to resell if the dress doesn’t work out.
Post # 4
Is it possible to try on the dress in person at a local store? if you love it, I see nothing wrong with going the online route! I purchased my first 9 dress online before trying it on, and it was a disaster. So my only advice is not to buy sight-unseen.
Post # 5
Thank you, babies, for the reply! I am sure of the address as I have tried it on locally. It is THE dress. If indeed the dress for sale is brand-new, it’s a good deal because I would be saving on sales tax as well as the small discount they are offering. I just would feel more comfortable knowing something about the seller.
9 dresses??? 😳 – have you found you found your dress now? 😂
Post # 6
omg that’s a typo! Nope I did not buy 9 dresses haha, just two!!
Post # 7
I purchased a dress off Tradesy. I very similar situation to what you are describing in that it was being sold by a salon, although mine was a sample.
If you’ve tried on this dress and you are certain that the dress is the one for you and this is the size you need, then I would go for it. If you are concerned about the dress not being what was advertised, Tradesy guarantees this for a full refund. From their site:
We’ll give you a full refund if the condition, style, or authenticity of this listing are misrepresented in any way.
If you receive an item that you believe is inauthentic or was inaccurately described in its listing, you can file a Misrepresentation Claim and you may qualify a full refund.
You can always ask the salon if the dress was ever tried on, it it has any marks on the hem or from makeup, and ask that they provide more photos.
Also, you can try negotiating the price further. I knocked another $150 off the price they originally were asking just by asking if I could pay that price.